Corner Darling Street East and West Street‚ Woodend

The former Haley’s Bakery, built in 1875, is now home to one of Ipswich premier dining experiences, the Bakehouse Steakhouse restaurant.

Owners Nick, Alastair and Chris Stevenson gave the site a completely transformative contemporary make-over while keeping its heritage bones intact. The original oven can still be seen in the restaurant. The result is a modern yet character-filled restaurant and bar with private dining room and a large outdoor area at the back, perfect for kicking back on sunny afternoons with a mojito.

The family has a background in the meat industry, running Gillies Small Goods at Redcliffe and Collins Wholesale Meats at Lowood, and the emphasis here is one steak. Chef Josh Lawson and his team handle the different steak cuts with expert care, serving them with fries and a green salad, with a variety of sides available.

The bar is well stocked and cocktails are also a specialty. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming events and special nights like T-Bone Tuesday and Wagyu Wednesday which have proven a great hit with Ipswich diners.

Bakehouse Steakhouse is open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Bookings and walk-ins accepted.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions

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Recent Reviews


Oct 2019

sublime... best meal in Ipswich

Forget the rest this is the best. I come to Ipswich regularly for work. I eat here most nights for a simple few reasons. The food is constantly great, the service from Nick and his team is nothing... more »

Chris T

Oct 2019

Doesn't look much from the outside

Our table was booked at the last minute by our friends in this converted bakehouse. The food fits well with the great character of the building. As I haven't lived in Ipswich for many years, I... more »

Robert H

Aug 2019

Great time

Went 28/8/2019 for dinner with my wife and daughter in-law, and our 18month granddaughter. Simple menu. Steak 5 choices, and 3 other options, pork, burger, vegan. Steak was brilliant. Cooked to... more »

Edward F

Jul 2019


Melbourne in ipswich. Great simple set out, top quality food and great service. Hidden gem which is a must visit for all meat lovers. Grab the rib eye and lychee cocktail. :) more »


Jun 2019

Great steak

Friendly service..........great building and atmosphere.......steak was tender and cooked as requested with sides of quality. more »